The State Security Service of Latvia (SSB) recommended the Ministry of Internal Affairs to include the ex-host of the TV channel "Dod" Aleksei Korastialev in the "black list" of persons who are prohibited from entering the country, the LSM portal reports.


The basis for the recommendation was Korostyalev's statements about the provision of Russian mobilized troops, made by him on December 1 in the program "Here and Now" on the TV channel "Dozhd".

The Security Service decided that the words of Korostyalev can be considered as a call to provide material support to the Russian mobilized soldiers who are taking part in the fighting in Ukraine.

In particular, the agency noted that Aleksei Korastialev in the program "Here and Now" repeatedly pointed out that the Russian military at the front are in difficult circumstances, that they are not sufficiently provided with equipment and food.

According to the SGB, the host's statements indicate that "Dozhd" TV channel summarized the information about the mentioned problems in order to help solve them.

The Security Service also considers it inadmissible that "in the Latvian information space, information is disseminated calling on the public to provide assistance to the occupying forces of the Russian Federation."

The department believes that the statements of the "Rain" host "contradict the interests of Latvia's national security and create a false impression of the Russian army, causing sympathy for it."

Given that Korastyalev does not have a Latvian residence permit (the presenter lives in Georgia), it is impossible to call him to criminal responsibility in Latvia.

However, the Security Service recommends the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Latvia to include the journalist in the black list, whose persons are prohibited from entering the country.

The Security Service also issued a warning to the editor-in-chief of "Dozhdya" Tihan Dziadko about possible criminal liability in the event of an offense, which, as the publication clarifies, means the collection and/or transfer of any financial or other funds for the benefit of the Russian army in accordance with Article 77.2 of the Criminal Code. Latvia.

Meanwhile, the Directorate for Citizenship and Migration Affairs of Latvia (UDGM), as reported by the Leta agency, is now assessing whether there are legal grounds for canceling the issued visas with the right to employment for the employees of Dazhdzu, given that the company has not yet been liquidated.

The office noted that work visas were previously issued to 13 employees of the TV channel.

In the meantime, the general director of "Dozhdya" Natalya Sindzeeva published a video in which she called on Aleksei Korastialeva to return to work.

She also apologized to Korostyalev and stated that he was fired "for a mistake" and that the decision to fire him was "meanness" towards the presenter.

The general director of "Dozhdya" called for the return of presenters Margarita Lutava and Vladimir Ramenskyi, who decided to leave as a sign of protest against the dismissal of Korostyalev, to return to the channel.

"Guys, go back to "Rain".

It was a mistake, no malicious intent.

There was a very bad mistake.

Ukrainians may not forgive us for this, but it was a mistake.

People make mistakes," Sindeeva said.

Earlier it became known that the National Council for Electronic Mass Media (NEPLP) of Latvia canceled the broadcasting license of "Rain" TV channel.

The decision to cancel the permission to broadcast the TV channel was made "in connection with the threat to national security and public order."

Broadcasting of the TV channel will be stopped on December 8.

In addition, access to the television company's YouTube programs will be closed on the territory of Latvia.

"Dozhdya" Halawred Tikhan Dzyadko - about the dismissal of Aleksey Korastyalev:

On December 2, it became known that the NEPLP of Latvia fined Dozhdzh TV channel 10,000 euros for a map with Crimea as part of Russia and the words "our army" in relation to the Russian army.

The head of the department, Obalinsh, said that the TV channel had two significant violations, but did not specify what the first one was.

He noted that for three such violations, the NEPLP can cancel the broadcasting license.

In relation to "Rain" in Latvia, a case was also opened on an administrative offense for the plot, in which it is said about the possible support of the Russian army.

The TV channel reported that the presenter Alyaksei Korastialev was fired.

The editor-in-chief of "Dozhdya" Tikhan Dziadko stated that the TV channel "did not deal with, is not dealing with, and will not deal with assistance with the equipment of the Russian army."

"Rain" has been working in Russia since 2010.

Having started the air with an entertainment broadcast, he quickly switched to a socio-political agenda.

After that, he was excluded from Russian cable and satellite operators.

In 2017, he was blocked in Ukraine.

In 2021, he was declared a "foreign agent" in Russia, the editors did not agree with this.

On March 1, 2022, a week after the beginning of the Russian military invasion of Ukraine, the Prosecutor General's Office demanded that the website "Dozhdya" be blocked because of "fakes about the actions of the Russian army and calls for extremist actions."

On March 3, the channel suspended its work.

The TV channel received a broadcasting license in Latvia on June 6.

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Russia's war against Ukraine

  • At 5:00 a.m. on February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the start of a military operation against Ukraine in the Donbass at the request of the "DPR" and "LPR" groups.

    On February 21, during a televised address to Russians, Putin called the so-called "DPR" and "LPR" independent states within the regions.

    On February 22, the Council of the Federation ratified this decision.

  • All days of the war, Ukrainian cities were bombarded with rockets, aircraft flew over them.

    Russian troops are attacking, including from the territory of Belarus, using airfields, bases and roads.

    Representatives of Lukashenka's regime justify the war, his opponents consider the territory of Belarus to be occupied, many call for resistance to the Russian invaders.

  • On February 27, the International Legion of Territorial Defense was created in Ukraine, and foreign volunteers were invited to join it.

    Belarusians also entered there.

  • During the six months of war in Ukraine, it is known about the death of 11 Belarusians who died fighting on the Ukrainian side.

    These are Ilya Khrenov, Alyaksei Skoblia, Dmitri Apanasovich, Dmitri Rubashevsky, Konstantin Dubaila, Pavel "Volat", Ivan Marchuk, Vasil Parfyankov, Vasil Grudovik, Vadim Shatrov and one of the fighters of Kalinovsky's regiment, whose name was not mentioned.

    Apart from that, it is definitely known about two prisoners from Kalinin - Yan Djurbeyka and Syarhei Dzhogtsev.

    There are no details about their fate.

  • It is also known about cases of death of natives of Belarus who fought in Ukraine on the side of Russia.

    During the six months of the war, there were nine such people.

  • On March 30, the UN approved the composition of an independent commission that will investigate Russian war crimes in Ukraine.

    It included people who worked in the analysis of the genocide in Rwanda and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

  • Contrary to Putin's statements about attacks only on military facilities, the Russians are bombing schools, kindergartens and residential areas of Ukrainian cities.

    The Russians are using banned weapons, including cluster bombs, against civilians.

  • On April 1, Lithuania became the first country in the European Union to completely abandon Russian gas.

    Latvia and Estonia followed her example.

    Germany has promised to completely stop using Russian oil by the end of 2022.

  • On April 2, after the liberation of the town of Bucha near Kyiv, photojournalists published dozens of photographs showing hundreds of dead people, victims of mass murders committed by Russian troops.

    Many are buried in spontaneous mass graves.

    The Russian occupation also brought great destruction to the people of Barodyan.

    It is also known about a number of rapes, including babies.

  • On May 9, the US President signed the Land Leasing Law.

    This law restores the program from the Second World War, which will speed up the supply of weapons to Ukraine and increase the amount of such assistance.

  • In June, two volunteers from Great Britain and one from Morocco were sentenced to death in the so-called "DNR".

    The same punishment threatens some other prisoners.

  • On July 29, as a result of an attack on the colony in Alenivtsi, at least 53 Ukrainian prisoners, who previously defended the Azovstal plant and surrendered after completing their mission, were killed.

    The Russians accused Ukraine of the attack, the Ukrainian side declared that the prisoners were deliberately killed by the Russian side.

  • On August 22, the Minister of Defense of Ukraine Valery Zaluzhny announced the official number of dead Ukrainian soldiers.

    According to him, it is about 9,000 soldiers.

  • During the six months of the war, Russia was able to occupy about 20% of the Ukrainian territory.

    In March, the area of ​​occupied land reached 30%.

    However, at the end of the month, Russian troops retreated from the north of Ukraine, as well as partially from Kharkiv.

    At the end of August, Crimea, Luhansk and Kherson regions were completely occupied.

    And also 50% of the territory of the Donetsk region, about 70% of the Zaporizhia region, approximately 30% of the Kharkiv region.

  • Kherson remains the only regional center of Ukraine captured by Russia after February 24.

    The city was occupied by Russian troops in the first days of the war without actually fighting.

    Kyiv suspects part of the former leadership of Kherson and the region of treason.

    The former head of the SBU of the Kharkiv region was also detained on such suspicion.

  • In September, Ukrainian troops launched a large-scale counteroffensive, as a result of which Russian forces began to rapidly flee from their positions in the Kharkiv region.

    Only on the day of September 11, Ukrainians liberated more than 20 settlements in Slobazhanshchyna.

  • In September, Ukraine withdrew its mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo under the AAN to send an aviation unit to defend against Russian aggression.

  • On September 21, Putin announced the mobilization in Russia.

    After this statement, thousands of Russians went to the border crossings and began to leave for Georgia, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Mongolia, Finland and other countries.

    In Russia itself, opponents of the war set fire to several military offices.

    Even people without military experience began to be conscripted into the army, despite promises that only experienced people would go to war.

    The mobilization of men into the Russian army also takes place in the occupied territories of Ukraine.

  • On October 2, Putin submitted a bill to the Russian parliament, which is an attempt to annex parts of four regions of Ukraine.

    Two new republics - "LPR" and "DNR" - and two regions - Zaporizhia and Kherson will have to appear in Russia.

    But thanks to the counteroffensive of the Ukrainians, the borders drawn in Moscow are no longer fully controlled by the occupying forces.

  • In October, Ukrainian troops successfully continued their counteroffensive, at the beginning of October they liberated Liman and Yampal, and also came significantly closer to Svatov in the Luhansk region, and from there the way to Severodanetsk and Lysichansk opens.

  • On the morning of October 10, the Russians began intensive shelling of Ukrainian territory, including the center of Kyiv.

    Rockets also reached Lviv, depriving the city of electricity.

  • On October 10, Lukashenka held a meeting with the Security Council and announced the deployment of a joint grouping of troops with Putin.

  • On November 11, after successful battles in the south, Ukrainian troops entered Kherson.

    The Russians blew up several bridges in the region during their retreat.

  • On the evening of November 15, Russia fired 100 missiles across the territory of Ukraine, primarily at energy facilities, and in Poland, two missiles fell in the village of Przewodau, 6 km from the border with Ukraine, killing two people.

    The Polish authorities summoned the Russian ambassador for explanations.

    Then it turned out that it was probably the result of the work of the Ukrainian Air Force, which shot down a Russian missile.

  • In November, with the onset of cold weather, Russia intensified its missile attacks on Ukraine's energy infrastructure.

    As a result, many Ukrainian cities and part of Moldova were left without electricity and water.

    Ukraine called an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council.

  • Independent verification of information about military actions provided by officials of various parties is still impossible.